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Kate Newman, Partner

Kate Newman




Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Consumer
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Food and drink
  • Retail
  • Transport

Practice notes

Kate Newman is a Partner in our Competition, EU and Trade team. Kate is a specialist in the anti-trust/competition field, with more than 20 years of experience and expertise across a wide spectrum of EU and UK competition law matters including the application of competition law to strategic collaborations, commercial strategies, trade practices and agreements; complex abuse of dominance issues; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; and advising clients who are the subject of investigation by the competition authorities, including dawn raids, cartel investigations and market investigations.

Kate's experience includes:

  • advising one of the main parties in the energy market investigation, one of the largest market investigations to date undertaken by the Competition and Markets Authority;
  • advising a global manufacturer in the European Commission's investigation into the trucks sector, one of the largest EU competition investigations to date, including the first successful post-Statement of Objections settlement; and
  • advising a main party in a complex phase 1 and phase 2 merger inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority, achieving a rare reversal of a key provisional finding during the phase 2 investigation.

Kate has written articles on competition law for Competition Law Insights, the Global Competition Review, the Trade Practices Law Journal and LexisNexis. Kate is regarded by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the Acritas Stars Database as a leading individual, being recognised for "the breadth of her experience", "her commitment to client service" and her experience in "providing strategic and compliance related competition advice".

Kate is a regular speaker on competition law matters and has lectured at the School of Law at the University of Leeds.

Winners of the Global Competition Review award for behavioural matter of the year (Europe). This was for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.